Business as (Un)usual

Canadian jobseekers – and jobseekers around the world – are moving through an extremely challenging time. The economy has been turned on its head, and businesses are scrambling to figure out what this new normal means. But ironically, especially if you are a woman considering re-entering the workforce, this may actually be a good time […]

Want a job in a new industry? You’re not alone

I have had a few different jobs in my 20+ year career. I started off as a journalist, then got into advertising, then the non-profit industry and am now an entrepreneur (albeit with a couple of marketing writing gigs on the side). When I embarked upon this latest venture, I didn’t realize what I was […]

Learn the best ways to age-proof your resumé

  Applying for a job as an older worker can be an intimidating process. Do you list your first job? How about the years you didn't work? When you graduated from university? What's the right thing to do? This article from The Muse has some great advice on how to age-proof your resumé, lean into [...]

Why your company should recruit more women

Often referred to as the “confidence gap,” women are effectively screening themselves out of the candidate pool before they even apply. It's a uniquely gender-based problem. Women feel they need to meet all of a job’s criteria, while men typically apply if they meet 60% of the requirements. Read more 

Do Longer Maternity Leaves Hurt Women’s Careers?

It may be ironic but legislated maternity leave may actually have the opposite effect than what was intended. The longer women are out of the workforce for maternity leave, the more it affects their career advancement. Read more in the Harvard Business Review.

Hire a Mom!

Want a real example of how your skills learned as a mom relate to real world jobs? Watch this TEDx talk to see how this executive at Google turned her time away from work into a valuable skill. Watch this.

Do you know what you are good at?

In spin class this morning, about three quarters of the way in, the part of the class where you are slogging through and just feel like taking all the tension off your wheel and faking it for the rest of the class, our instructor was trying to fire us up to stay motivated. He said […]

“emerging” in the gig economy

I heard a piece on CBC radio the other day about the shift of the economy from full-time jobs to something called the “gig economy.” Basically, experts believe that in a few years about 50% of us will be in jobs that are not the typical, full-time, one company-based work world, but rather jobs that [...]

You want me to be a what?

Yes, that’s right, I said intern. Hold on, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, hey, isn’t that a twenty-something go-fer, doing the filing, making copies and getting coffee? All the grunt work other employees don’t want to do? But hear me out. Not anymore. Being an intern has changed. As the workplace has evolved […]

This is emerge

So my three childhood friends and I live clear across the continent. When we got together for a girls trip a couple of years ago and were catching up, conversation led to how uniformly difficult it was to navigate the world of returning to work — or transitioning within it as a 40+ woman — […]

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